Stories celebrating the first 10 years of our Griot Initiative
"I found myself in the principal's office a lot."
Conversations that remind us of what really matters
Who We Are
Stories of our best selves — this is #whoweare
Alexis Martinez and Lesley Martinez Etherly
Alexis tells her daughter about how she once hid being transgender from those around her. Presented with Upworthy, they are, #WhoWeAre.
Veteran New York City bus driver Ronald Ruiz recalls his most unforgettable passenger. Presented with Upworthy, he is, #WhoWeAre.
Connie and Blanca Alvarez
Blanca’s family faced many challenges after they came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1972. Presented with Upworthy, they are, #WhoWeAre.